|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Sleeps 4/6 comforably. Relax and enjoy in outstanding modern comfort and style in Rua Tomas Gonzaga, Porto. The house is located in a quiet street in Porto’s stunning historic district. There are magnificent views over the river and it is ideally situated to explore the city on foot. It is close to the metro, the main railway station (Sao Bento) and many bus routes. There are plenty of good restaurants and bars within easy reach too. The house has been completely renovated to the highest standards. As a guest said recently "Fabulous location.Central to everything. Thank you so much for providing everything for our comfort".
Guests will be welcomed by Sofia Alves who will have provided coffee, tea, milk and bread etc for your arrival.
My husband worked at the Casa da Musica in Porto and we fell in love with the City. We were very lucky to find this recently renovated house in 2008, situated in the wonderful old city with incredible views over the River Douro. The feedback from all our visitors has been hugely enthusiastic and for most of them it was their first visit to this beautiful and utterly unspoilt city. But we are spoilt in the way house is managed by Sofia Alves who keeps it to immaculate, hotel standard.
As the Evening Standard wrote in July 2012 "For great city life plus beaches on the doorstep, and unbelievably low prices, Porto, in the North, is unbeatable".
Camilla Whitworth-Jones purchased this house in 2008
Since buying this house 5 years ago Porto has become a very popular tourist destination. Our house is unique with its amazing views and location and beautifully looked after by Sofia. As a result it is standing up well to the increased competition.
This is what our guests say - not just us!
Recent article (Jan 30th 2016) in the International New York Times: "Stunning 18th and 19th Century buildings, new indie bars and restaurants and a laid back vibe, facilitated by the excellent wine - its hard to find anything to dislike about Porto. Its walkable center is crammed with cobbled streets and balconies adorned with flowerpots and the city's love of food and design is apparent in concept stores and trendy restaurants offering innovative small plates. An ideal day in Porto combines both the grandeur of its history and its very up to minute cool"
Our house is right in the center of l these attractions all easily reachable by foot!
"We loved your house in Porto; extremely comfortable, well equipped, aesthetic, a great pleasure to be here"
“The perfect location for exploring this fascinating city”.
“A perfect holiday in the most perfect of surroundings”
"There can be nowhere else in Europe that provides such good value for money"
"The house has been really well thought out and equipped. We have had a brilliant 4 days".
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
Camilla's home is utterly delightful. If anything the pictures do not do it full justice. Ideally situated in Miragaia, it is the perfect place from which to explore beautiful Porto. Tranquilly located but only a short walk to the river and the old town.
The communication and information provided prior to our trip was prompt, thorough and always friendly. This matched the lovely welcome we received from Sofia and Manuel. Knowing it was my birthday holiday, Sofia had left a card and a rose. This thoughtfulness was also reflected in the attention to detail and little touches that make such a difference. Living in the the house really felt like being at home. All creature comforts were provided from coffee to literature to music to ..rooms with river views.
We soon became regular shoppers at Carlos' lovely fine food and wines (not expensive) emporium and Fernanda's convenient mini market store on Rua de Belamonte.
As for restaurants and bars, our favourites included San Antonio, Cafe de Muralha de Barca (a bit touristy but great location, super food and lovely staff), Casa Mezquita (back street near Continente supermarket) owned by Jose (it's been in his family for decades...tiny not a tourist in sight!). We also ventured out to Matosinhos in pursuit of jazz and had wonderful seafood. Talking of jazz Hot 5 is the place to go! it was a band we saw there that led us out to Matosinhos.
Another recommendation is the helicopter tour. We took the 20 minute trip. Another Carlos is the super pilot and Sara was the friendly face in the office and helper in and out of the helicopter.
Overall, we cannot recommend too highly both Camilla's house and Porto. We will be returning.
I stayed with my parents for 4 nights at this beautifully designed apartment and honestly can't praise it highly enough. Every little detail is thought of, Sofia who checks you in is lovely and very helpful if you need a taxi arranging, and the views from all the front Windows and the terrace are simply stunning. If you're going to Porto, stay here. You'd be crackers not to.
We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful apartment with views over looking the river. The apartment is over 3 floors including a lovely outdoor terrace downstairs and two good size double bedrooms. The apartment is beautifully maintained and equipped and spotlessly clean. Just a few minutes walk from the river and the centre of town, and very close to lots of lovely tapas restaurants!
We had an excellent long weekend stay at this charming house in Porto. The views of the river are lovely and we very much enjoyed sitting out on the terrace enjoying the view and the winter sun.
The house was absolutely spotless and Sofia, who looks after the house, was very welcoming and took care of everything. The welcome coffee, milk and bread were a lovely touch.
The beds are all very comfortable, the bathroom modern and super clean.
We had a fantastic holiday in Porto due primarily to Camilla's gorgeous house. It was comfortable, spacious, clean and well thought out - everything was provided for and more than enough room for the six of us. The outstanding views from 3 different levels in the house really set it apart. Every morning, afternoon and evening held a different mood due to those views! Porto itself was, for us, an undiscovered gem. Glorious food and wine that was inexpensive, friendly people, amazing sights and great beaches. We could not have asked for more. Camilla and her housekeeper Sofia were so helpful and kind. We are still talking about this wondrous holiday.
We fell in love with Porto - and this little house. The views, location, design, comfort, cleanliness, greeting and prior communication with the owner were all just outstanding. Book it. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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standard rate up to 4 persons
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking and pricing notes:
The rates quoted are for a maximum of 4 guests for 3 nights minimum stay
For 5-6 guests the rates are as follows from January 2017
Winter rates: £100 per night Weekly rates(7 nights) £600
Standard rates £130 per night Weekly rates (7 nights) £780
We require a 50% deposit on confirmation of your reservation. The remaining 50% will become due one month before your arrival.
our rates are inclusive of all costs.
Both payments should be made using either by sterling cheque, made out to and sent to one of the owners or by internet banking. Account details are available on request.
Please note that your deposit is non-refundable. PAYMENT IS IN STERLING EITHER BY DIRECT TRANSFER OR BY STERLING CHEQUE. THIS IS THE ONLY PAYMENT WE CAN ACCEPT.
Please contact owner.